Family theme park Paultons Park, which is home to the world’s first and UK exclusive Peppa Pig World, has been named the UK’s number one in the Traveller’s Choice 2013 top 10 amusement parks and water parks from the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor.

The site announced the winners of its inaugural Travellers’ Choice Attractions awards which were determined based on the quality and quantity of travellers’ reviews in each of the categories.

The awards honour 1,263 of the world’s top landmarks, parks, museums and amusement and water parks, with winners found in 39 countries.

Paultons Park not only came out on top, having fought off competition from other UK amusement parks and water parks, but also ranked 11th across Europe.

Commercial director of Paultons Park, Stephen Lorton, said: “Paultons Park is thrilled to have to won the UK’s TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice in this category. It’s a fantastic way to kick-start the summer season and to further mark the celebrations of Paultons 30th anniversary.

“As a family theme park we always strive to offer our customers a memorable experience at Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World. Winning this title is a great achievement and is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.”

Paultons Park has more than 60 rides and attractions for all ages set in more than 140 acres of beautiful landscaped parkland on the edge of the New Forest National Park.